Between 80 to 100 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana’s capital Accra since Friday. Authorities are investigating the cause of death.
A team from the fisheries commission took fish and water samples from Osu Castle Beach in Accra, the ministry of fisheries said in a statement.
The Food and Drugs Authority said it was checking fish markets to make sure the fish that washed up dead were not sold.
The head of the Fisheries Commission, Michael Arthur-Dadzie, told Reuters that between 80 and 100 dolphins had been found.
In the shores of Ghana where I am currently collecting my PhD field data, locals waked up on Easter Sunday to tragic events. Thousand of dead pelagic fishes species washed ashore at Osu. In Axim, at the western region about 20 dolphins were also seen dead on the coast. pic.twitter.com/vNWePqQV1s— Raymond Ayilu (@RayAyilu) April 5, 2021